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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
overnight. as always, it's ron claiborne. >> hi, there, dan and bianna. good morning, everyone. two men are in custody this morning for allegedly planning a terror plot in the united states. the naturalized citizens live in florida. but were said to be in contact with radicals overseas. abc's senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, join us with the details. pierre? >> reporter: good morning. the two ft. lauderdale men are accused of plotting to detonate a bomb in the u.s. homeland. the suspects are brothers. raees and sheheryar qazi. identified as naturalized citizens from pakistan. sources tell abc news, this was not a sting. and that the younger brother had been in contact with overseas radicals, possibly connected to al qaeda. the indictment accused the men of attempting to provide money, lodging and transportation, and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. and sources say, the fbi found evidence that the younger brother, had been monitoring recent fbi sting cases. so, authorities say infiltrating the alleged conspiracy was a non-starter. one law enforcement source
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Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
other news developing overnight. we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have repelled an attack on a joint base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attackers were killed. no u.s. troops were injured. >>> new details this morning on that deadly bus crash at miami international airport. two people were killed when a religious group's bus slammed into an overpass because the driver took a wrong turn. >> reporter: good morning, ron. as many three people are clinging to life this morning after that crash in miami. >> very bloody. everybody had cuts and scrapes. >> reporter: the entire front of this bus, caved in and the ceiling collapsed injuring more than 30 and killing one 56-year-old and other 80-year-old senior citizen. the driver got lost and somehow managed at the miami international airport, plowing his bus through. >> we're not sure why he misjudged the terminal building. >> reporter: at a nearby hospital, one injured person after the next go
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
allegedly the most expensive burger on the planet earth. ron and i normally do the taste testing around here. we're very excited about this. >>> also, check this out. the flying squirrel in the house this morning. gabrielle douglas is here. she's here live. she has a new memoir out, where she says she almost quit right before the olympics. she's going to be taking questions from a whole gaggle of young fans. very much looking forward to that. >> so many people excited to meet her this morning. >>> also, countdown to crisis. we're 24 days from tax increases for everyone and big, painful federal budget cuts, unless president obama and house speaker john boehner can strike a deal. we'll have the latest on the battle of wills in washington. >> the president is out this morning with a not-so-conciliatory note. we'll get the latest from david kerley coming up. >>> check this out. why all new cars may soon be spying on their drivers and making it tough for you to cover your tracks. >>> we're going to start, though, with what should have been a joyous week for the royal family. but news of kate
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Dec 3, 2012 11:35pm PST
to go before you sleep, something to think about. from abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: the video is shocking. a woman driving a car in denver asleep at the wheel. watch as she drifts in and out of her line, somehow she never crashes. she drove 30 miles before a police car was finally able to pull her over. about 6800 drivers each year aren't so lucky. they fall asleep while driving, crash and die. drowsy driving is the second-leading cause of fatal vehicle accidents behind only drunk driving and ahead of driving while texting. it's not just driving that is affected. a recent study in the journal of american medical association estimated that workplace accidents from sleep deprivation cost $31 billion of damage every year. >> sleep is such a powerful drive that if you really need it, the brain is going to say, sleep. and that can be an incredibly dangerous situation. >> reporter: but it's driving while sleeping that is especially harrowing. some drowsy drivers experience a phenomenon you probably never heard of called micro sleep where you fall asleep for just a few seconds without r
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Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> last thing they need. >>> lot of other news developing overnight. as always, we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have helped repel an attack on a joint u.s./afghan base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. detonating two vehicles packed with explosives and striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attackers were killed. two civilians were also killed. four afghan troupes were also killed. no u.s. troops were injured. >>> and new details this morning on that deadly bus crash at miami international airport. two people were killed when a religious group's bus slammed into an eight-foot-high overpass because the driver took a wrong turn. mark greenblatt is here with the latest details. >> reporter: good morning, ron. as many as three people are clinging to life this morning after that crash in miami. just one of thousands of bus crashes that we found happening every year in the u.s., leaving a long trail of injuries and worse. >> just very bloody. everybody had cuts and scrapes. >> repo
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Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
until christmas, "gma" never sounded so good. >> those guys are great. you can see ron tapping. they do a mean "feliz navidad." great to have them with us this morning. >>> also this morning, we are going to take a look at some fancy high, high-end christmas gifts affordable only for people who may have recently won the lottery. for example this thing. a jet pack, $100,000. this guy drives it well. i got a chance to test drive it, and that's what happened. yeah, yeah. it didn't go so well. >> it looks like fun when he was. with you, dan -- >> as it turns out it's tricky to use. >> yeah. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> perhaps we shouldn't be running that story. >>> also this morning, keep a close eye on those gifts you do buy. unfortunately, 'tis the season for christmas crimes, as well. and we'll show you some bad guys caught on tape red handed stealing people's presents. that's coming up next. >>> but we're going to start here this half hour with what is shaping up to be the big story on christmas and the days of a. severe weather, it could strand many of the 93 million americ
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Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
overnight. for that, let's check in, as always, with mr. ron claiborne. >> hi, dan, bianna. we begin in australia, with a confrontation with a shark. it cost a surfer two fingers and a chunk of his leg. the 29-year-old was surrounded by a pod of dolphins when the shark attacked yesterday. >> my legs. >> and witnesses say the man used his surfboard to fight off the shark. but the shark bit off two of his fingers. >>> and police in new york city are searching for a woman who pushed a man to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. police are checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units for the woman seen in this surveillance video running away from the scene of that crime. authorities released a sketch of that suspect. investigators used a smartphone and a bottle prescription pills to identify the victim. he is the second person in a month to be pushed to his death in the new york city subway system. >>> and the neighbor of the gunman who shot and killed two firefighters is under arrest, accused of buying two of the guns in that christmas eve ambush. dawn young of rochester all
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Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
the broadcast. >>> let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner and boyfriend. there was evidence that the gas lines were tampered with. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the oil giant has estimated it will take $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill. >>> and the tennis umpire who was accused of murdering her husband has her job back. prosecutors dropped the case last month against her because of insufficient evidence. goodman was suspended from her job after her arrest in august. >>> and a crowd in texas got more than they bargained for. when they lined up to buy the new air jordan speakers. police doused the crowd, about 200 people, with pepper spray, when people were getting out of control. several people were treated at the scene. quite a scene. >>> and finally, talk about being in the right p
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Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
jon kyl on "this week." a lot of news developing overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape. >> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing's airline's flight broke through a barrier fence shattering into three pieces and bursting into flames before skidding to a stop at the edge of the highway. witnesses rushed to pull survivors out of the wreckage. the russian made tupolev 204 was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and eight crew members on board. officials say four of them were killed including the pilots. the other four were seriously injured. an investigation has been op
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Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
can use and ron is writing down some of those websites, as well. thanks, rachel. >>> while americans are buying their gifts there are some real-life grinches coming up with creative ways to steal them. unfortunately for them they're being caught on the tape and watched by millions. here's abc's mark greenblatt. >> security cameras in houston solved the missing mystery of the ipad mini. the fedex guy delivering it just in time. here comes the grinch dressed in brown. he delivers his own package only to come back and take that ipad mini for himself. >> i was shocked and i said, oh, my god, it's the u.p.s. guy. i thought this is exactly like the grinch. >> u.p.s. replaced the ipad and fired the driver. but not until the video went on the internet. >> i didn't hear from anybody till 8:30 the next morning. u.p.s. security here in houston and they said we saw your video on youtube. >> oklahoma city, a team of grinches worked together casing this house. they break down the door and once inside the unthinkable. head right to the christmas tree and began unwrapping presents before knock knock
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're so glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. >>> we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. abc's martha raddatz has the latest on her condition. martha, good morning. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. but this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> reporter: on sunday, secretary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital for treatment of a blood clot.
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Dec 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
ron claiborne now. >> reporter: it began when one man accidentally slipped off the sheet of ice and into the lake. the people you see in this video are members of a sledding excursion that goes terribly wrong. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast. it went from cheering to all of a sudden just -- to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> reporter: one man goes to the ice's edge to try to help, but then he falls in. and then, one would-be rescuer after another tries to help only to plunge into the lake themselves in a chain reaction. a crowd gathers on shore. frantically screaming for help. >> call 911! >> reporter: five minutes after the first man went in, nearly a dozen people are in the water as others throw ropes and inner tubes but no luck. micky herman shot this video, you can hear him calling for someone to bring a hope. >> it was very hard to watch. >> reporter: finally, nine harrowing minutes into this ordeal on ice, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly, this escapade on ice ended happily, everyone is just fine. ron claiborne, abc news, n
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Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
time for people accused of being too sleep deprived to drive. abc's ron claiborne wants to show you what happened to him. >> reporter: my eyes are open, but what you can't tell in this experiment, i'm actually asleep. every day an estimated 250,000 americans fall asleep while driving like this woman, who was videotaped seemingly nodding off at the wheel in denver. sleep-deprived drivers are blamed for thousands of crashes every year. but many times it's not that obvious. scientists say there's something called microsleep where you can fall asleep for just a few seconds without realizing it. sometimes with your eyes open. >> hi, i'm ron claiborne. >> reporter: we traveled to the liberty mute cal research institute outside of boston where they study microsleep. >> microsleep is a very brief transition from wakefulness to sleep, and it can last up to maybe 20 or 30 seconds. you're awake and suddenly asleep. >> reporter: i agreed to take part in an experiment. i would drive while sleep deprived. to mimic the condition of people who do not get enough sleep, i stayed up all night. >> i've
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Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
making headlines here's ron claiborne. >> good morning to you, bianna, good morning, everyone. >>> we begin with another eruption of gunfire, this time in a parking lot in a shopping mall in southern california. the shooting was caught on surveillance camera. police in newport beach, california, say that 42-year-old marcos gurrola was arrested after allegedly firing about 50 shots into the air and ground outside of that mall. no one injured, however, but the mall packed with holiday shoppers went into lockdown until police secured the area. >>> in oklahoma, a teenager under as reaccused of a frightening plot to shoot students and bomb his own high school. prosecutors say that 18-year-old sammy chavez planned to trap students in a locked auditorium and start shooting. he also allegedly wanted to place bombs at the doors for when police arrived. students reported the plan, the alleged plot to school staff members after chavez tried to recruit them. >>> and a major concession by the republican house leaders in those fiscal cliff negotiations. abc news has learned that house speaker john
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Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> first let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner, her boyfriend, and his brother. they've been charged with murder and arson in the blast that killed two people. authorities say they found evidence that the gas lines were tempered with. the explosion destroyed five homes and damaged dozens of others. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. that was two years ago. the oil giant has estimated it will pay $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill. >>> and the tennis umpire who was charged with murdering her husband has her job back. the u.s. tennis association approved lois goodman's return to the court. prosecutors dropped the case last month against her because of insufficient evidence. goodman was suspended from her job after her arrest in august. >>> and a crowd in ft. worth, texas, got a little more than t
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
ron clane orn. >> reporter: police say 24-year-old dawn nguyen supplied the guns used to ambush four firefighters on christmas eve, killing two of them. >> when nguyen bought the guns and said she was going to be the owner, she lied. >> reporter: authorities say she bought the guns for her neighbor, william spengler, back in 2010. that he even went to the gun store with her to pick them out. spengler, a convicted felon, could not legally purchase a firearm himself. she told police she bought the guns for her own protection and they had recently been stolen. what's not in dispute, spengler used those guns monday night, a 12-gauge shotgun and a bushmaster semiautomatic rifle while they were responding to a blaze he had set. >> firemen mike chiapperini was deceased at the scene. >> reporter: also killed, tomas kaczowka. spengler took his own life. tonight dawn nguyen is facing 10 years in prison for her alleged role in this tragedy. earlier this week, the children of webster, new york, lit candles to honor those firefighters who died. today's arrest shows how seriously law enforcement i
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
step forward to claim his fortune in arizona. abc's ron claiborne has the clues to his identity. >> over half a billion dollar jackpot. >> reporter: mystery solved. well, kind of. >> the winner has asked to remain anonymous. >> reporter: but lottery officials did release a few tantalizing details. >> he is in his 30s. he is married. and he lives in fountain hills. >> reporter: he will share half of the $587 million top prize and has opted for the lump sum payment of $192 million. that's after paying upwards of $100 million in taxes. but much remains unknown. his job. does he have children? and, of course, who is he? we know he isn't this guy, seen celebrating what he thought was the winning ticket in maryland. the other winners, cindy and mark hill, came forth publicly just two days after the drawing. >> we're still stunned by what happened. >> reporter: the new winner may decide to reveal his identity eventually, which would allow him, if nothing else, to meet all those friends he never knew he had. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >>> and still ahead right here on "world new
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Dec 4, 2012 1:40am PST
more awake than we were. abc's ron claiborne took part in that experiment. >> reporter: my eyes are open, but what you can't tell in this experiment is i am actually asleep. every day, 250,000 americans fall asleep while driving. like this woman who was videotaped seemingly nodding off at the wheel in denver. sleep-deprived drivers are blamed for thousands of crashes every year, but many times it's not that obvious. scientists say there is something called microsleep. where you can fall asleep for just a few seconds without realizing it, sometimes with your eyes open. hi, i'm ron claiborne. we traveled to liberty mutual research institute outside of boston where they study microsleep. >> a very brief transition from wakefulness new sleep. it can last up to 20, 30 seconds. you are waking. you are asleep. >> i would drive while sleep deprived. to mimic conditions of people who do not get enough sleep. i stayed up all night. >> i have been up 24 hours. >> at the lab i was looked up to a brain wave monitor. i thought i could handle the driving. i feel okay now. then i got behind the whe
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Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
little best friend forever. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: this is a story about a little girl named mia. a little dog named marley. and a real life grinch? >> somebody swiped a 7-year-old girl's dog. >> reporter: 'twas the morning before christmas and it was all captured on surveillance video, right outside the store where mia and her mom were shopping. >> we didn't know if we would ever see him. >> reporter: mia was devastated. >> he's so adorable. i can't even trim my tree without him. it's like so hard to be without him. >> reporter: miles away, on christmas day, a schoolteacher named tina cohen was walking through a park and noticed a man selling a dog. >> they didn't look right together. it wasn't right to be selling a dog on christmas and i had a gut feeling this was not his dog. >> reporter: so, she bought the dog for $220 and took him straight to a vet. who checked him out and found his identification microchip. >> we got a phone call and he said -- he said, we have your dog. we have marley. and we screamed up and down. we had marley. >> reporter: yeah, what were
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Dec 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
saying they can get a package to you within an hour after your order. so, abc's ron claiborne took out the clock and put them to the test. >> reporter: it's the season to shop later and to get what you buy faster than ever. next day delivery? how about same day delivery? that's what some big retailers like walmart and amazon are doing this year. >> we are in an arms race for speed today. we want santa on steroids. >> reporter: but the new extreme in fastest? delivery in just one hour. this holiday season, ebay is touting that right now, for just a $5 dlif delivery fee, you can get your purchase in 60 minutes or less. so far, they're testing it in two cities -- new york and san francisco. for retailers, time really is money. shipping later means being able to sell more goods. shipping faster breeds loyal customers. >> it's not a practical benefit, it's an emotional benefit. getting it fast is a present itself. >> reporter: christmas is next week. but can they deliver? we decided to put it to the test. they're telling me i can get this at macy's for $28. i place my order at 1:30 in the a
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
are major things. >> ron's rehabilitation more challenging after his injury, he was only abe tibl use leg muscles in a swooming pool. but over month was the wraiss on both legs he's taking limited steps with the help of a walker. >>> kick start designed to use at home it has to be prescribed by a physician. since the company is less than a year old, it has providers in just four cities including san francisco. the price? $7800. éerage . >> and i have every reason to believe i'm moving towards it. >> designers believe it can help patients weakened by als. >> stay with us. coming up next, two families who are brought together by tragedy. >> and >>> trying to catch a cab can be frustrating to say the heeft. this is service that's popped up, and as abc 7 news reporter jonathan bloom explains the services being challenged by state regulators. danielle is attaching a pink mustache to the front of her car. her finger and her wrist. dan wril is a driver for lift, a ride sharing service bills yourself as your friend with a car. >> hello. nice to meet you. >> welcome. >> thank you very muc
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Dec 31, 2012 3:00am PST
ron claiborne tells us they were all trying to rescue one another. >> reporter: it began when one man accidently slipped off of a sheet of ice and into the lake. the people you see in this video are members of a sledding excursion that goes terribly wrong. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast. it went from cheering to all of a sudden just an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> reporter: one man goes to the ice's edge to help, but then he falls in. and then one would-be rescuer after another, tries to help, only to plunge in themselves, in a chain reaction. a crowd gathers on shore, frantically screaming for help. >> call 911! >> reporter: five minutes after the first man went in, nearly a dozen people are now in the water, as others throw ropes and inner tubes, but no luck. mickey herman shot this video. you can hear them calling for someone to bring a rope. >> it was very hard to watch. it was gut wrenching. >> reporter: finally, nine minutes into this ordeal on ice, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly, this escapade on ice ended happily. everyo
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
to john muller. who's in for ron claiborne. >>> good morning, everyone. for the second time in as many weeks the nfl is mourning the loss of one of its players. the dallas cowboys josh brent will be in court this morning. he flipped his car early saturday morning that killed a teammate. we're hearing from brent for the first time this morning. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: police say that dallas cowboys player josh brent was speeding down this road, just after 2:00 a.m., when his mercedes crashed, flipped and caught fire. in the passenger seat, his teammate, jerry brown. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once the officers learned that brown had passed away then mr. price-brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. this was like losing a little brother. >> reporter: it's not the first time that brent has been charged with drinking and d
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
in our business. ron burgundy and the action 4 news team are coming back. and now, we finally know when. >> "anchorman: the legend continues" opens in theaters one year from today, december 20th, 2013. go write that in one of your many leather-bound books. >>> as one legendary group returns, another is getting ready to retire. sadly, tonight is the last episode of "jersey shore" after six epic seasons. >> no more gtl. no more partying at karma. but fear not. snooki says she is still planning to return to the shore every summer. >> those kids were entertaining and made a ton of money. >>> fast food is now faster than ever. at one restaurant, you don't have to waste time unwrapping your meal. >> introducing the edible wrapper. that's right. just sink your teeth into the fully-wrapped burger. it's been promoted by a brazilian burger chain. >> other chains are paying close attention. it could become the way of the future. >> how perfect for a fat, lazy country. man. >>> for some of you, your local man. >>> for some of you, your local news is coming up next. heer and nonstop get-togethe
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
coach ron spectato spectator. nation most efficient passer next year david bails and after the game coming back first quarter 33 yards. 7 nothing spartans. bowling green hung in leading 1312 in the third quarter. to jones. score 19-13 spartans. fourth quarter. falcons retake the lead. john the line of scrimmage. opening 35 yard. down on the 1 score on the next play for a lead. 22-20. johnson takes down matt and spartans recover. 29-20 the time. 33 of 43. 395 yards passing. pair of touch down. interim coach hoisting the trophy. spartans finish first 11 whip season since 1940. >> being able to get this last win was i call it cherry on top. just that finisher to make it you know the most memorable incredible season that we are going to have and it just said we are not going to stop and just kind showed everyone what we were made of as spartans. >> what a year. holiday bowl turned in a baylor blow out of the bruins. who needs griffin the third? 10 of 13 here. 188 yards. 2 score this 155 yards to reece. 21 nothing baylor. late second quarter. former oregon duck. up the gut. few more defe
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Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
bay native ron from the university of san diego taking over the spartans. >> to be a part of this program and i know there are ups and downs over the last years but maybe i can come if and bring some consistency and build off what coach mack did and keep it at high level the. certainly looking forward to that opportunity and embrace that challenge. >> hockey tonight. san francisco bulls played in the shark tank this evening. almost 13,000 fans hungry for hockey during the nhl lock out watch the bulls stockton thunder. tickets free but some stars paid other people to get the free tax. in the end lulls lost 6-4 but at least hockey for a night at hp pavilion. >> baseball news. a 3 year deal in the neighbor of 15 million dollars resigning this guy an that's good neighborhood. he pitched in 73 games for the world champion this past season and reported 25 saves. abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> fun to watch him blossom. >> remarkable. >> thanks very much. >> when we come back we'll recap the latest headlines on the school shooting and sandy hook. hook. >> stay with u
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
, nick smith, abc7 news. >> nick, thank you. >>> the bay ron highway in contra costa -- the byron highway is in contra costa is back open after an accident that killed two people including a young boy. sky heavy hd flew over the scene. witnesses say the driver of an 88 oldsmobile swerved across the yellow line and then smashed into the big rig. the boy believed to be between 8 and 9 years old died at the scene. the driver, a 21-year-old woman from bay point died at the hospital. >>> the supreme court today announced it will take up two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8. it was approved by voters in 2008 and it banned same sex marriage as you know. the justices will also take up the 1996 defensive marriage act which withholds federal recognition and spousal benefits for gay couples. some people hope for the right to marry while other say states rights will trump washington. >> i have been waiting to enjoy the same privilege. >> the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the 10th amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to th
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
rain at the lower elevations around novato and santa rosa and tib by ron. as i take you down to street level, ignacio and petaluma and san francisco lighter returns although i am getting reports from at dgp1 and coming down from daly city to south san francisco. he is coming down toward the peninsula and toward the east bay. lighter rainfall totals a the this hour. i will be back to tell you exactly how much rain we will receive, and when it will be safe to put the umbrellas away. dan, a complete look at the forecast coming up. >> sandhya, thanks very much. >>> a tragedy tonight outside the golden gate. two people are dead and a third is rescued. they were all swept into the water off point bonita cove. thomas roman is live with this developing story. thomas? >> officials believe the three victims were actually fishing when they were swept out to sea. there has been a high surf advisory issued earlier this evening that went from san francisco to the mendocino coast. now let's look at the scene from sky 7 earlier this evening. now, this was about 4:30, 5:00. what occurred was at
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Dec 13, 2012 11:35pm PST
, charlie, and ron still rock with the best of them, while calling this live chapter 50 and counting in defiant refusal to ever roll to an end. tonight, time is on our side, as "nightline" brings you the only tv interview since their golden anniversary. there's a scene in the new hbo documentary "crossfire hurricane" that takes us backstage with the stones in the early '70s. back when mick jagger would slither into a body suit, snort coke off a switchblade, and then with molten sexual energy proceed to blow the minds of an arena packed to the sweaty rafters. the laws of burnt out physics tell us that this level is supposed to either split a band or kill its stars young. well, behold mick jagger at age 69. ♪ for two and a half hours, he shimmies laps around the lips and tongue stage, as baby boomers and their kids get a contact high from all this vintage uncut rock 'n' roll. how do you do it? how do you do it? i was sore watching. >> it's just what i do really. and then after that, you have a room full of people come over and go crazy and drink all your wine. >> we were talking about i
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Dec 8, 2012 1:05am PST
bay ron highway in contra costa -- the byron highway is in contra costa is back open after an accident that killed two people including a young boy. sky heavy hd flew over the scene. witnesses say the driver of an 88 oldsmobile swerved across the yellow line and then smashed into the big rig. the boy believed to be between 8 and 9 years old died at the scene. the driver, a 21-year-old woman from bay point died at the hospital. >>> the supreme court today announced it will take up two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8. it was approved by voters in 2008 and it banned same sex marriage as you know. the justices will also take up the 1996 defensive marriage act which withholds federal recognition and spousal benefits for gay couples. some people hope for the right to marry while other say states rights will trump washington. >> i have been waiting to enjoy the same privilege. >> the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the 10th amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00am PST
and ron will return with after the game. it is abc programming: >>> mikes takes another look atdkx ñ [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868. >>> you saw leann out there with the fallen tree, she couldn't identify it she sent the photo out on twitter. if you can help her out. >>> mike is going to take one final look at the rain. >> could have more mudslides like katie marzullo which i won't spell ran into at vista point. rain near 580 heading out and scattered showers we'll be dealing with over the next couple of hours, st. helena and san francisco nearly an inch. nearly 3/4 of an inch in oakland, a third this south bay that's it, it is over after this evening. >>> leann is in san francisco if you want two twitter her, tweet her. >>> stay with us for our continuing storm coverage our next update is at noon. [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hi. [smooch] nice to meet you. [cheers and applause] >> whoo. >> he
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Dec 18, 2012 1:05am PST
chase. 14-10. titans. san jose state hired replacement for mike off to colorado. south bay native ron from the university of san diego taking over the spartans. >> this of this program and i know there are ups and downs over the last years but maybe i can come if and bring some consistency and build off what coach mack did and keep it at high level the. certainly looking forward to that opportunity and embrace that challenge. >> hockey tonight. san francisco bulls played in the shark tank this evening. almost 13,000 fans hungry for hockey during the nhl lock out watch the bulls stockton thunder. tickets free but some stars paid other people to get the free tax. in the end lulls lost 6-4 but at least hockey for a night at hp pavilion. >> baseball news. a 3 year deal in the neighbor of 15 million dollars resigning this guy an that's good neighborhood. he pitched in 73 games for the world champion this past season and reported 25 saves. abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> fun to watch him blossom. >> remarkable. >> thanks very much. >> when we come back we'll recap the l
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Dec 28, 2012 1:05am PST
coach ron spectato spectator. nation most efficient passer next year david bails and after the game coming back first quarter 33 yards. 7 nothing spartans. bowling green hung in leading 1312 in the third quarter. to jones. score 19-13 spartans. fourth quarter. falcons retake the lead. john the line of scrimmage. opening 35 yard. down on the 1 score on the next play for a lead. 22-20. johnson takes down matt and spartans recover. 29-20 the time. 33 of 43. 395 yards passing. pair of touch down. interim coach hoisting the trophy. spartans finish first 11 whip season since 1940. >> being able to get this last win was i call it cherry on top. just that finisher to make it you know the most memorable incredible season that we are going to have and it just said we are not going to stop and just kind showed everyone what we were made of as spartans. >> what a year. holiday bowl turned in a baylor blow out of the bruins. who needs griffin the third? 10 of 13 here. 188 yards. 2 score this 155 yards to reece. 21 nothing baylor. late second quarter. former oregon duck. up the gut. few more defe
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Dec 29, 2012 1:05am PST
getting the rain at the lower elevations around novato and santa rosa and tib by ron. as i take you down to street level, ignacio and petaluma and san francisco lighter returns although i am getting reports from at dgp1 and coming down from daly city to south san francisco. he is coming down toward the peninsula and toward the east bay. lighter rainfall totals a the this hour. i will be back to tell you exactly how much rain we will receive, and when it will be safe to put the umbrellas away. dan, a complete look at the forecast coming up. >> sandhya, thanks very much. >>> a tragedy tonight outside the golden gate. two people are dead and a third is rescued. they were all swept into the water off point bonita cove. thomas roman is live with this developing story. thomas? >> officials believe the three victims were actually fishing when they were swept out to sea. there has been a high surf advisory issued earlier this evening that went from san francisco to the mendocino coast. now let's look at the scene from sky 7 earlier this evening. now, this was about 4:30, 5:00. what occurred was
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
challenge. >> uc davis announced former cal running back coordinator ron gould will take the helm next season. a's swril a new face next year, steven drew reportedly signed a deal with the red sox. in 39 games had five homers and drove in 16. signing of a new short stop from japan. so we'll sfee that is coming up tomorrow, this sports report brought to you by mercedes-benz. >> fun game. >> yes. he was. >> what a game. >> possible. >> they beat see. no word yet on9w justin smith who injured his elbow"u;ñ. >> cable channel 13, coming up, engineers take technology back to the basics. the tool helping millions of people feel their future. >> then at 11:00 why renewed calls for stricter gun control following connecticut school shooting could explain a surge in gun sales here in the bay area. it's coming up at 9:00 and 11:00 on abc 7 news. >> what is this edition of abc 7 news here at 6:00. >> from the entire abc 7 news team, thanks for joining us. >> we appreciate your time. hope to see you at 9:00 and 11:00. blp this is "jeopa please welcome today's contestants -- a clothing sales associa
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
. and the u.s. continues to accuse iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. ron? paula? >> nick schifrin with the latest from london. thank you, nick. we'll see you in just a moment. >>> also from london, kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge, is hospitalized there, for a second day. doctors are keeping a close eye on the 30-year-old future queen of england, whose pregnancy was announced just yesterday. >> now, kate is suffering from a rare and severe form of morning sickness. the palace says she is expected to stay in the hospital for several days and will need a period of rest when she's released. we'll have more from london on the royal baby news a little later. >>> also this morning, the situation in syria is growing increasingly dangerous. new intelligence reports show that syria's government may be preparing chemical and biological weapons for use against the rebels in that country. senior officials tell abc news there are contingency plans for military action by the u.s., if those weapons become a threat. >>> and back here at home, president obama meets with the nation
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Dec 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
sure to watch "good morning america" first thing in the morning. bianna, ron ginger and i will be here with your news and weather. i'll see you right back here tomorrow night. for david muir and everyone here at abc news, thank you for watching. good night. >> next at 6:00, it is rain and high winds causing major problems in the pay area. >> it's not over yet. we're following the storm on live doppler 7hd. >> the joy ride that went horne horribly wrong. abc-7 news at 6:00 starts right now. >> ama: street flooding, car accidents, and some major wind damage, and there could be more ahead as we brace for a weekend of wintry weather. i'm ama daetzle we have team coverage, john alston is checking out the damage from the start. tomas roman is live at sfo, and we begin with leigh glaser. >> leigh: a nice break this afternoon, and even really this evening but another major storm headed towards the bay area, and looks like the timing will bring it in tomorrow morning. the live doppler 7hd showing you the showers continuing to develop off the coast, and these are ahead of the actual storm system
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Dec 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
make a good decision. >> reporter: ron claiborne started his shopping this morning. >> i could never get focused until the 23rd, the 24th, sometimes not until the 25th. >> reporter: see, he's making great choices. >> i want this one. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target is open until 10:00 p.m. christmas eve. walgreen's is open christmas day. >> reporter: are you a procrastinator by nature? >> kind of. >> reporter: good luck. it will be okay. >> thank you. another advantage of last minute, the sales have already begun. the late bird can catch the best worm. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> nick watt on the last-minute larrys. thanks, nick. >>> looks like two former presidents from opposite sides of the planet will be spending christmas in the hospital. president george h.w. bush is still recovering from bronchitis. doctors say he needs to build up his energy before he can be released. doctors say nelson mandela, in the hospital now for two weeks is improving. he's 94 and recovering from a lung infection and gall stone surgery. also, queen elizabeth is
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
good decision. >> ron claiborne started his shopping this morning. >> i could never get focused until the 23rd and the 24th ready. 24th and sometimes not until the 25th. >> see, he is making great choices. >> stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target until 10:00 p.m. and walgreens is open christmas day. >> are you a procrastinator by nature? >> kind of. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> it will be okay. >> another advantage of last minute is the sales have already begun. the late bird can of cay. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> our producer went shopping at midnight last night and said it was fantastic. >>> zappos is making a difference when it comes to customer service. the retailer broke its own record earlier this month with a conversation that lasted 10 hours and 29 minutes. they say it isn't bad news. it says the lengthy conversation is proof the company is dedicated to its customers and their needs. still to come on abc7 news at 11:00, the advertising campaign that is bringing people together, and why it is so important to one particular child and his mother. p
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
, san diego and l.a. take your sunglasses there. >>> let's check in with ron claiborne for what is coming up on "good morning america." >>> breaking news overnight secretary of state clinton in the hospital diagnosed with a blood clot the latest on her condition. plus, starting the countdown to midnight early this morning in times square, next on gma. >>> new york woman accused of shoving a man to his death in the subway erika menendez is well-known to police, arrested three times, she was raysed two days ago, 24 hours after she -- pushed a man into the path after oncoming train. she told police she hated muslims and hindus and pushed the man because he was muslim. she has been charged with murder as a hate crime. >> richmond police reporting lowest murder rate in the city murders this year, down from 24 last year. the citi-has seen a decrease in the number of other violent crimes. a detective says the drop is due to richmond's increased police force from 40 officers to 190. >>> officials in marin lobbying back guns and54ñ violet video games next month. the program is made possibl
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
from a former administrator that she was fired illegally by then mayor ron dellums. she lost her job in 2008. she claims dellums fired her because she questioned the spending of city money by the mayor and his wife. he says she was dismissed because of a tip-off of an impending police raid. >> the oakland and san francisco police departments are trying take back the streets by keeping guns off them. both departments will hold gun buy-back programs. participants will get $200 cash but a limit of three. the program is sponsored by the boys club and youth uprising. in oakland the program will be held at st. been digits church. in san francisco it's at the boys club. both run from 10:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. for more information go to our website at abc7news.com. >>> traffic and weather together here is a live look outside. we've got the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic backing up. roads are dry. mike nicco will have full accu-weather forecast and check in with sue hall in the traffic center. >> also new details on the death of mexican-american superstar jenni rivera,
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
still a surprise. but at least water is staying in the creek for now. near ron york park, emergency crews were on scene assessing this situation before dawn. petaluma river made a mess at stoney point road. >> we need new kayak autos bobby has a mobile home with brand new floor autos this water came up quickly this morning. we're hoping it stays where it is right now. so we don't get wet. >> people are watching and waiting as the drenching is not done, yet. amazing the amount of water, if we've got three more days there is no way the banks are going to hold that. >> police say it is business as usual. they don't have plans for extra patrols during this storm. in petaluma, abc 7 news. >> we have full resources for you on how to stay safe during the season. >> you'll find prepare norcal advice on our web site. >> you can also track the storm any time on our web site with live doppler 7 hd. here is another look where it's coming down right now. sandhya patel will have the weather forecast just ahead. >> plus, a mysterious break in, murder investigation underway now in an upscale silico
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
civic avenue, seal lane heading towards montgomery drive. we're getting moderate rainfall now. ron yark park starting to pick up light rain taking you down to street level. if you have plans winter storm warnings this is where you may encounter travel delays. 46 in chico. 39 in tahoe down towards southern california, better travel conditions, 67 degrees for tomorrow in los angeles. tomorrow afternoon, highs with scattered showers looking at upper 40s to upper 50s. you'll need rain gear several days if you have shopping to do or you're traveling. chance of thunder saturday. dry christmas eve. christmas day looks fine. you can ride a scooter in the morning. but by christmas day, afternoon, evening, chance of rain in the north bay. >> could be roller skating. >> yes. >> les miserables the musical comes to the big screen for christmas. it has biggest advance sales for any film this year. abc 7 news has an advance review on the aisle. >> they're singing and captured on film, not being recorded so it's like a live theater experience. this is big. spectacular. hugh jackman has to be award
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
ron claiborne has more on the story. >> reporter: these are the final moments, seen on police dash cam video, of road rage turned physical. >> he's got a gun. he's got a gun. >> reporter: this, after the drivers of these cars had a high-speed duel on a wisconsin highway. >> we have a car that's being disgruntled on the road. it just hit us. a red acura. >> reporter: the 911 caller you're hearing is nicholas flanagan, riding with his friend, jessica ratliff, and four children in a minivan. he said his car was intentionally hit by another motorist. >> we have a van full of kids. he's coming up on the side of us again. >> reporter: but at the same moment, 911 dispatchers are getting another call. the driver of that acura, scott van patter, claiming he's the one that's just been hit. >> i just got sideswiped by a van. >> reporter: dispatch tells both drivers to stop at a nearby shopping center parking lot and wait for police to arrive. >> all right. >> okay. i do have a conceal and carry. >> reporter: that's van patter telling the operator he has a licensed concealed firearm. but when
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
girl brought back together with her beloved dog after a christmas grinch stole him away. abc's ron claiborne has the story. >> reporter: this is a story about a little girl named mia. a little dog named marley. and a real-life grinch. >> somebody swiped a 7-year-old girl's dog. >> reporter: 'twas the morning before christmas. and it was all captured an surveillance video. >> we didn't know if we would ever see him. >> reporter: mia was devastated. >> he's so adorable. it's like so hard to be without him. >> reporter: miles away, on christmas day, a schoolteacher named tina cohen was walking through a park. and noticed a man selling a dog. >> they didn't look right together. it wasn't right to be selling a dog on christmas. and i had a gut feeling this wasn't his dog. >> reporter: she bought the dog for $220 and took him straight to a vet. who found out his identification microchip. >> we got a phone call. and he said, we have your dog. we have marley. we screamed up and down. we have marley. >> reporter: two hours later, the little girl and little dog reunited. ron claiborne, abc n
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